Agentless Monitoring Part 1

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In this blog post I will explain how to configure agentless monitoring in System Center Operation Manager 2007 r2. There are two types off Agentless Monitoring:

  • Agentless Monitoring
  • Agentless Exception Monitoring

In this Part I will explain how to configure Agentless-Monitoring.

AgentLess Monitoring

Agentless management of computers is different from Agentless Exception Monitoring. Agent Exception Monitoring is used tot aggregate, vies and report on error reports that are sent by the Windows Error Reporting Service

The discovery wizard can find and Setup systems for agentless management. It is almost the same as deploying a agent to a client. The difference is that you need configure a proxy for each agentless-managed system.

Configure a Proxy for agentless-managed computers

  1. Start the System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Operating Console
  2. Click the tab "Administration"
  3. Select "Agent Managed"
  4. Open the "Agent Properties" and click the "Security" tab

    ProxyAgent

  5. On te "Security" tab, select "Allow this agent to act as proxy and discover managed objects on other computers" and click "OK"

    ProxyAgentEnabled

When you enabled enable a agent to serve as proxy. You will see the following event logged on your System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Server and on the server that you configured as agent Proxy

EventViewerNewConfiguration

When you remove the agent Proxy the agentless systems are no longer managed.

Discover windows Computers to manage them as Agentless-managed Computers

  1. Start the System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Operating Console
  2. Click the tab "Administration"
  3. Start the "Discovery Wizard"
  4. On the "Discovery Type" page, select "Windows Computers" and click "Next"
  5. On the "Auto or Advanced" page, select "Advanced discovery"
  6. On the "Auto or Advanced" page, in the "Computer and Device Classes" list, select "Server and Clients"
  7. On the "Auto or Advanced" page, in the "Management Server" list, select the Management Server you want to use to discover the computer and click "Next"
  8. On the "Discovery Method" page, select "Browse for, or type-in computers name",browse for the computer you want to discover and click "Next"
  9. On the "Administrator Account" page, select "User selected Management Server Action Account" and click "Discover"
  10. On the "Select Objects to Manage" page, select the discovered Server. Click "Change" and select the Proxy Agent you want to Use. In the "Management Mode" select "Agentless" and click "Next"

    AgentlessConfigurationDiscovery

  11. On the "Summary" page, click finished
  12. In the System Center Operations Manager Console, click Administration and select "Agentless Managed" and check if the windows computer is monitored

    AgentlessMonitored

More Information on agentless Monitoring can be found here.

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